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Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Senior British Open Championship 2004 host - one of the best links golf courses in the world.
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Senior British Open Championship host - one of the best links golf courses in the world.

Royal Portrush Golf Club - 5th Hole

Aptly named "White Rocks" due to the grand view from the tee, the par four 5th hole is one of the world's most inspiring holes. The elevated tee affords the golfer a view of Dunluce Castle but it is far from just a beauty contest winner - this hole has great merit. The stronger player can try to shorten the dogleg to the right by taking an aggressive line with his driver. However good your drive, your approach to the green is fraught with danger.

The green itself runs to the cliff's edge, making back hole locations a real test of courage. To the left there is a deep bunker, to the right a deep hollow whilst the back of the green overlooks the White Rocks and the Irish Sea below.

View from 5th tee

View from 5th tee

View of 5th Green from Fairway

View of 5th Green from Fairway

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